… James Bond on a leash …

James Bond tamed — that’s Duplicity.  Bond-style music, master spies, international glossy views and fantasy luxury gorgeously photographed, and Clive Owen’s looks almost fall in line with the Sean Connery successors though there’s a touch of the spaniel about him.  But the intrigue, which anyhow lacks the scope and wild imagination of a Bond film, plays second fiddle to the saccharine and unbelievable love story whose sex scenes and dialogue are platitudes:  Roberts to Owen:  “I know what you are and I love you anyway.”  Owen to Roberts:  “I’ve been faithful.”  James Bond domesticated.